Predicting Outcomes in Whiplash
Whiplash is an unfortunately common injury type that injures the soft tissues of the neck and often results in a range of presentations that are referred to as Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD). In this course Chris Worsfold provides a concise summary of the wealth of research that has been conducted around these symptoms and disorders to highlight a group of indicators that provide a reliable predictive model for ultimate patient treatment outcomes. Understanding how to identify and interpret these signs offers the clinician a very useful approach to make clinical decisions and optimise patient management in cases of whiplash. This course will explore the four indicators identified by research as reliable predictors of ultimate recovery from whiplash injury. Learn how to identify each of these factors during patient assessment and how to interpret these findings, in particular discover how these should influence your approach to clinical management during the acute and chronic phases of whiplash symptoms.
Discover the factors that are linked with poor outcomes in whiplash recovery to optimise your approach to patient management.
The course content is split into the following sections:
- Video presentation by Chris Worsfold
- Reading a related Physiopedia article
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss the four factors that predict outcomes in whiplash
- identify four methods to identify these factors during assessment
- describe four evidence based clinical approaches to address each of these factors